Contracts should not be a lottery. Get it signed and in writing: this is not only a rule of common sense but also a fundamental principle for commercial contracts and indeed, any agreement. Although they may help you with luck at the lottery (as we see in one of this month’s cases), dreams and parol contracts are not a good foundation for doing business.

In contrast, on page 2 you will discover how working with the law can be a very bitter experience.


Stuart Bugg